Employment and Support Allowance

Department for Work and Pensions written question – answered on 30th November 2017.

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Photo of Marsha de Cordova Marsha de Cordova Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) (Disabled People)

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of new Employment and Support Allowance claimants who have moved into work as a result of the removal of the Work-Related Activity Group Addition of £29.05 per week in April 2017.

Photo of Sarah Newton Sarah Newton The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

The information requested is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

The latest information to May 2017 on the number of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants by phase of claim is published and available at:


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